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Austin City Limits apologises to Phoebe Bridgers for cutting sound, donates to Texas Abortion Funds

12 October 2021, 10:03 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Austin City Limits festival has apologised to Phoebe Bridgers after they cut the sound during the finale of her performance, and has made a donation to Texas Abortion Funds to show their support.

Following Phoebe Bridgers' performance at Austin City Limits festival last weekend, she took to Twitter to express her frustration after the sound was cut off during her final song "I Know The End". Bridgers wrote, "lol fuck acl", and now the festival has responded, apologising for the problem.

In a statement published by Austin American Statesman, festival organisers wrote, "Unfortunately, due to a miscommunication on stage by ACL Festival personnel, the sound on the final song of (the) Phoebe Bridgers set was cut off during her ACL Fest weekend two performance. We wish this had not happened and extend our apologies to Phoebe. After positive conversations between festival organizers and the artist about the situation, ACL Fest has made a donation to Texas Abortion Funds to show our support for Phoebe and an organization close to her heart."

ACL donated to Texas Abortion Funds after Bridgers directed proceeds from her recent cover of Bo Burnham's "That Funny Feeling" to the same organisation.

Bridgers shared the apology from ACL on Twitter, writing, "Thank you."

Last week Phoebe Bridgers contributed backing vocals to Harrison Whitford's "Linoleum" single.
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